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3400 U.S. Bancorp Tower
111 S.W. Fifth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
T: 503.224.5858

Jack B. Schwartz

Partner

Jack B. Schwartz, a partner in the business group, joined the firm in 2009. Jack assists companies and individuals with business transactions, employee benefits, human resources management, corporate governance issues, executive employment, and estate planning. He has a wide range of experience advising clients on corporate acquisitions and sales involving both foreign and domestic operations and facilities, qualified and nonqualified retirement plans, corporate and employee communications, and family succession planning. Jack has served on the boards of directors of NYSE- and NASDAQ-traded corporations and authored the chapter on officers’ and directors’ liability for the initial edition of Advising Oregon Businesses, an Oregon State Bar publication.

Before joining Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, Jack was a partner of Newcomb, Sabin, Schwartz & Landsverk LLP. Jack and other former Newcomb Sabin attorneys bring wide experience in business, employment law, employee benefits, and labor relations to the combined Miller Nash Graham & Dunn firm.

Representative Experience

We acted as counsel to Cascade Corporation in all aspects of its $760 million acquisition by Toyota Industries Corporation. The negotiated transaction was structured as a public tender offer followed by a merger of a subsidiary of Toyota Industries into Cascade in which all shares not acquired in the tender offer were acquired for the tender offer price. Prior to the transaction, Cascade was a public reporting company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Prepared, and obtained IRS approval of, correction of operational failure of 401(k) plan spanning numerous years under which certain employees had not been properly enrolled, allowed to make elective deferrals, or credited with employer contributions.
Assist clients in adopting and in terminating defined contribution and defined benefit retirement plans.
Assisted client in $70 million cross-border acquisition of multinational, multifacility industrial equipment manufacturer.
Trained public company's employees located in the United States, Asia, and Europe on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA") and export controls, including antibribery and books-and-records aspects of the FCPA, and end-use, denied-parties, embargo, and antiboycott restrictions related to U.S. export controls.